Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors for terms to expire Aug. 11, 2017. The board oversees the conservation, preservation and development of water resources in the Red River basin.
Nathan "Jim" Bell IV of Paris is a certified real estate brokerage manager and owner of Nathan Bell Realtors. He is a member of the National and Texas associations of Realtors, member and past president of the Paris Board of Realtors, and a past member of the Paris City Council. He is also a member and past president of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, American Heart Association of Paris, and Greater Paris Rotary Club. He served in the U.S. Army and Texas National Guard. Bell received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University at Commerce. He is being reappointed.
Monty Johnson III of Amarillo is a rancher. He is a member of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, American Angus Association, and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He is also a past board member and past president of the West Texas Cutting Horse Association, past vice president and past executive committee member of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), past board member and past managing director of the NCHA World Finals Committee, and past board member of the Maverick Boys and Girls Club of Amarillo. Johnson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Billy "Mayfield" McCraw II of Telephone is owner and manager of Hope Plantation Turf and McCraw Materials. He is a member of the Turfgrass Producers of Texas, Turfgrass Producers International, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, National Federation of Independent Business, and the American and Texas Soybean associations. He is also a member of the Bonham Chamber of Commerce and Sam Rayburn Independent School District Board of Directors. McCraw attended Texas A&M University at Commerce. He is being reappointed.
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